Simone Biles

Simone Biles is the superstar of the women’s U.S. gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 19-year-old’s rags-to-riches story is a source of inspiration to millions of young girls.

After shuttling between her drug-addicted mother and multiple foster homes, 6-year-old Simone was adopted by her grandparents, Ron and Nellie Biles, who also adopted her sister Adria.

Her 2 brothers were adopted by Ron’s sister. The children grew up in a family of high achievers and devout Catholics.

“She was very good in Confirmation class,” recalls Father Charles Semperi of St. James the Apostle Church where the family worships every Sunday.

He described the Biles family as “very faithful Catholics who are always at Mass.”

“Her parents also introduced Simone to her Christian faith,” wrote Independent Journal Review reporter Benny Johnson. “Simone prays regularly and carries a rosary that her mother gave her.”

According to the Us magazine, Simone carries that rosary with her in her gym bag.

“My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church,” she told Us magazine. “I don’t use it to pray before a competition. I’ll just pray normally to myself, but I have it there in case.”

Simone has already won a gold medal in the women’s team all-around competition.

On Thursday, Simone will compete for the coveted gold medal in the individual all-around final.

Mary Lou Retton, who won a gold medalist in the individual all-around at 1984 Summer Olympics, calls the all-around gold “the queen bee” medal because it “is the most important”.

“I think [Simone] needs it as part of her repertoire,” Retton said after the American Cup in early 2016.

And if she doesn’t get it?

“I just don’t see that happening, at all,” she said.



  • Vonn

    I’ll be watching her tonight, cheering all the way. GO SIMONE!!!

  • T3

    Congrats to her!!! #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic

  • That’s Interesting

    Go Simone!!!!! Get those 5 golds?????

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Her personality is amazing. I am rooting for her. I love black power.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She’s awesome. Proud

  • stav

    She has a beautiful smile!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Go Simone & she’s on the Special K box!!! ??????

  • Howard Alum ?

    *spoiler alert** She won and her team caption Aly won silver….

  • Karma WhO

    I have been rooting for this girl since the first night of the olympics..didnt know much about her on her first appearance but i am a Fan..props to you babygirl!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yasss Simone! So proud of her.

  • MissHarlem

    I learned about her from Gabby Douglas. Werk ?

  • nucynu25

    I don’t watch sports at all but still am proud of her. Shes so pretty.

  • Jen_n_juice

    Can we update the post. She won gold in the individual all around?! #BlackGirlMagic

  • Taylordanes

    LOVE HER! #blackgirlmagic

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I love Simone. And Mary Lou one of my favorites of all time?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Beautiful, GOD is good!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Look at GOD!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Can we update the post.”
    ^^^^
    You must be new here?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Y’all seen Countess Vaughn

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BI-bdkXAlzt/

  • MookieFly

    Go Simone! I’m glad she’s getting some support because some twitters trolls were trying to bring her down over a comment some lil Italian hoe made. Carlotta Fartlito or something. I guess Simone won a medal against them and lil hefa had the nerve to say to her teammate ‘that next time we should also paint our skin black, so then we could win too.’ The mfin nerve…

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    What the hell did I just watch? She need to sit down. Girl got lipo now she shaking it for the gram. That’s the smallest she’s ever been now she don’t know how to act. Smh.

  • I aint the one

    Simone did us proud already. 2 gold medals down…more to go

  • Jamie Jay

    I like Simone a lot, Gabby Douglas on the other hand has been looking rough.

  • nucynu25

    dead

  • I aint the one

    That’s not her smallest. Have you ever seen the parkers? She was wayyyy smaller back then. Hell, even during her moesha years she was smaller. I’m guessing the weight gain was due to pregnancies and the thyroid issue.

    Remember Celebrity fit club on vh1? She did a season of that show and lost only a few pounds. Guess the surgical route was easier. No judgement here…

  • I aint the one

    Chile I’ve been raving about her from the onset. Said all the gymnasts knew coming into the competitions that she would take gold in atleast 4 if not all the events (she hates the uneven bars). They just tryna see who getting silver ?. I was just a lil disappointed cause I wanted to see gabby compete in the all around event today….but can’t have US sweeping the podium, so…

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

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  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    BLACKGIRLMAGIC she is amazing so is Gabby, so is Laurie. Three women of color killing it in the Olympics. Salute.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Thank you Sandra for acknowledging they are her parents. Folks been right ignorant in these streets.

  • Panther Charleston

    What an awesome story and an awesome picture!?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    WAILS LOUDLY and does the fantasia cry.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    That’s the new ‘take care’

    :hahaha:
    ????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Why I watch that. Why.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    And eating.

  • the guest

    In my opinion, Gabby Douglas should not have competed. She’s became a certified celebrity and should have been commentator or coach at these games. Whoever is her manager advised her wrong.

  • the guest

    We?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Thx Sandy I love Simone and Gabby 🙂

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    This is Nzingha Prescod, She is in this years Olympics in Rio, from Brooklyn New York. I found her Olympic journey interesting. She is in a sport dominated by men, Fencing (Sword Fighting)

    Beautiful girl, with a beautiful Spirit…

  • 88

    Well that’s tragic the Roman Catholic Church/Christanity is of the devil.

  • SummerBaby

    Beautiful girl!

  • nucynu25

    I yelped when I saw this …le sigh

  • Vonn

    I know she won. I’ll be watching it tonight.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I can’t stand Minnie on Lil women of Atlanta *shakes fists*

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This was just as bad as Keyshia Cole on that piano.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I have only watched a few episodes but I concur. Juicy may be mean with it, but she don’t fall for them lies. All of that for Pastor Troy. Girl

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    His career must really need CPR lol

  • product of 79

    Her lil lying asss makes me sick ?

  • Li

    It’s the one thing missing from Blk youth today. go to any church, how many youth do you see? It’s a shame. Blk people need the church, the mosque, some spirituality to help us grow and offer hope.

  • Finding Forever…

    Her standing there before even pressing playing…gif was my reaction. What & Why? Just What & Damn Why? Who is she twerkin’ or rather twistin & shoutin’ for? Sebastian from Hollow Man? They have the nerve to be cheering that mess on in the background. Her entourage ain’t ISH too. I’m going to need Kimberly Ann to get it ALL together. That damn show has gone to her head or something. Serena a$$ been back to it again, giving “lessons” this time. Whhhhyy…just why? She might need to holla at some KOD vets or something, LLS. That damn wind or lack thereof, chilllle. I wonder is she a lazy fu#k because that would be a waste of a FAB bodyyyy.
    https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=C55j1QxIAAI

  • product of 79

    Yes she is ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I rewinded several times when she wasn’t asked to be maid of honor. Lol she was heated ????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Which episode was this. Did you hear about the other girl baby. He passed.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Many churches especially black churches I (emphasis on I) have seen dont OFFER programs that cater to them.

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks for the reminder. I knew there was a show I forgot about.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I’m laughing so loud.

  • MissHarlem

    I’m now watching the first episode. Ummm if this chick don’t stop with that queen of Atlanta uggghhh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You’re welcome I used to forget too.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Last night, yes her goodbye pics were sad…..

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She cracks me up period lol and yes that is tired…..

  • product of 79

    LOL I was HOLLARIN that’s what she get… I was stuck when her fiance took her lil lying self too get the ring ? tho ?

  • MissHarlem

    I flip flop with her. One min I like her next min I’m irritated lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Who Juicy?

  • product of 79

    I love the queen of ATL??? she funny AF

  • product of 79

    She seems so sweet? love her and gabb? glad she found her way ?

  • MissHarlem

    Yea

  • product of 79

    Me too she funny… She calls it like she see it… When she said Minnie mama was bigger than a normal person I WAS DEAD ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol Minnie is the one her and bargain basement arse Cora her Mama.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    She so messy. Throwing that baby shower was savage.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I think she did too murch to the fiance tho….I can see her pernt but too much. But Minnie’s face was priceless all three or four times they showed it.

  • MissHarlem

    I have my moments. Most I’m smiling at what she says and others like why lol

  • Finding Forever…

    Catholic or whatever faith she practices, the kid’s been blessed with a true talent & for that I’ll THANK HIM (gif & all). I saw her story on E:60 & that girl’s life could have been a completely different story if not for her parents not stepping up & stepping in. I heard her say she speaks with her biological mom, but I wonder (yes nosey of me) do they have an actual relationship or will one develop? Has anyone caught Real Sports (HBO) story on the IOC? A damn shame what & how they treat the residents of these hosting cities. I feel dirty watching the Olympics now & knowing what has happened, so only I watch with one eye if at all.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol like when she said she likes to spread her juice around ????

  • MissHarlem

    I’m literally watching them buy the stuff for the baby shower. Facepalm

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She didn’t lie ?????

  • MissHarlem

    Noooo. Make it stop ??

  • product of 79

    Made for TV drama ?… Minnie cry baby asss held back those tears good that time LOL… When juicy said don’t forget the maid of honor…I hit the floor.. Minnie was bouta loose IT ??

  • I aint the one

    Lol her eating habits were more than likely the primary culprit. I was being nice ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    My husband happened to be watching he was like this is going to be a disaster. Ole girl was like are you doing this to be nice or messy. I sniggled a little.

  • product of 79

    ??? that’s a big woman she should be ashamed of her del Fr Fr

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lmaooooo ? ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol that’s when she grew on me lol ????

  • product of 79

    How bout twin… Goin in on the new girl everytime she see her LOL… The next time twin gon pull her hair out ???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I love them twins. The one thats pregnant that dates the bum. Soon as I saw him I said hes a bum. I was correct. Dude mad she stripping but wont get a job. Construction dont care about no record shucks, better go work on that farm. No, I am not being racist, just saying if he wanted to work, he would.

  • MissHarlem

    Facepalm. If I end up liking her out of laughter because of y’all I’m gonna be tight lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Sometimes it’s best to not say something at all. She’s a habitual foot in mouth stepper lol.

  • MissHarlem

    I did too ? and said girl stop to the TV ?? I’m at the scene of her having lunch with the twins

  • product of 79

    Zoë I’m wit you… That fool can’t talk? won’t work but keep knocking her up…I really wish he would leave hell he jus another mouff to feed ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Well that’s what got me lol you can’t tell her nothing ????

  • product of 79

    That new girl stuck up and messy AF… Can’t wait to see how her lil scenes go…

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol remember when she thought she didn’t have a biker jacket lol, I love when they crack her face.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    lil scenes lol

  • Cricket404

    I’m routing for her, word is it already happened earlier and is just now airing in the States. I grew up with her mother Shannon and she was sweetheart who went left after her mother died and hooked up with the wrong men. Shannon grew up in the suburbs, there were no rags, she was always fresh dressed and her brother was a star athlete. When I watched the Miki Howard story I thought of her struggles with drugs and depression.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Absolutely

  • product of 79

    Cry baby cry LOL… Me too glad juicy had ’em at court and all LOL

  • product of 79

    She ain’t turnt enough her scenes are lil ?

  • Cricket404

    Shannon is first row #5, pic from my yearbook.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ??? this show is pure entertainment

  • MissHarlem

    True bum. I knew it too. Bums radiate bumness if you will.

  • Li

    Like what programs? What programs do you need to just walk in a church or mosque sit at the alter and pray?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Just seeing this.. still can’t belee he’s this thisclose to the White House

  • product of 79

    It is LOL I luhh those lil women ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rofl

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout
  • Sexy CJ

    Simone Biles…………..#Gold Status Baby !!!!!!!!!!!………

  • Jen_n_juice

    Lol. Now you know I ain’t new. But she won before the post went up lol

  • Sexy CJ

    Olympic Gold Medal……#(1) Down (3) 2 Go During Event Finals…

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Simone Manuel. FIRST African American woman EVER to win gold in swimming at any Olympics! And in her speech she just said “all glory to God” She is awesomeness personified. End of story.

  • Jen_n_juice

    I almost cried with her! 2 Simones. Both gold Olympic champs #BlackGirlMagic

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She made a world record as well!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    The year for the Simones!!!

  • eljjai

    Yay! Black girls doing big things!

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    My lawd. Sad is not even
    A good word

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Lmbo

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Hollering

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol ugh she irks me so

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right

  • b milligan

    SO PROUD OF SIMONE AND GABBY.
    People are on this Simone kick, and rightfully so, but let’s not forget Gabby was first AA woman to win all around. Let’s continue to praise her too. Im sure she has inspired Simone.
    [A buddy of mine has been saying Gabby is washed up. Gabby wasn’t initially the golden child last Olympics. It was Jordyn Wieber, who crumbled and Gabby was consistent. Simone came into this Olympics highly favored]
    And also let’s not forget that at this point, until individual all arounds and assuming Simone will get a gold, Gabby has the most gold medals (tied with Ally) of any American gymnast. All those other girls (miller, liukin, etc only have one gold). And furthermore, because gymnastics changes their rules quite often, Gabby would have been in the fight if three were allowed to go to all around from one team or if it was based on scores alone. She had third top all around score. And I think she would have podiumed because her bar score is a whole point higher than what Simone has been scoring.
    With all that, I say praises to the fact that the newly minted and former queen of gymnastics, are both black women. #blackgirlmagic

  • the guest

    Go Nzingha!

    Been following her story, she’s a brilliant young person.

  • AnonymousRose

    Its truly in our DNA, we rawk.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Simone was Awesome sauce last night!!!!????????

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yesssss she was awesome last night.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Awww I just adore her she’s sooo cute. lol it’s the others one I can’t stand. The so called queen of Atlanta.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol she’s super irritating to me, but they crack me up

  • Karma WhO

    Please dont..

  • Mister Fantastic

    Houston is repping USA to the fullest.
    *Big Grin*

  • Rain

    I understand what you are saying.

  • 88

    That’s according to the bible tho.

  • Karma WhO

    im catholic..no where in the bible hun does it says in specifics that the catholic christianity is of the devil…sorry!

  • Karma WhO

    the Catholics believe there is a devil.. but they dont believe or WORSHIP the devil..big difference ..big BIG difference

  • 88

    You are a ROMAN Catholic…..What does the bible say about Rome/Edom?

  • MzFutureLCSW

    SWEET.

  • 88

    I’m asking you what does the bible say about Rome/Edom?

  • Karma WhO

    rome in fact is the SEAT of satan..but how can u say Catholic christianity is of the devil when ROMAN catholic is not the only sector of the catholic christianity

  • facingrealit1

    I so agree with you. In trials Gabby was not in the top 5. She was actually 7th and should not have gone to Rio. Her attitude there and her obvious jealousy of Simone’s unique talent and how well Simone is being received (Gabby had NO 2012 Olympic sponsors – Simone has plenty). Simone is everything Gabby wishes to be as Simone has a Gym here is Spring, TX – and is ALREADY a millionaire. As stated, she comes from a bloodline of high achievers.